21 February 2018
Also including rare interview with Civilization creator, behind-the-scenes of Splendor and much more
It’s our very best issue yet, with the gaming goodness beginning before you even open the magazine. That’s because every copy of the physical issue includes a free booster pack for collectible dice game Star Wars: Destiny from the Awakenings, Spirit of Rebellion or Empire at War sets, worth a whopping £2.99! Open your pack to find five cards (including one rare or legendary) and a premium die to add to your collection.
Inside the mag, you’ll be able to read our whopping exclusive interview with Blood Rage mastermind Eric Lang about his next legendary strategy game, the incredible Rising Sun. You won’t want to miss it!
As Pandemic turns 10 years old, we catch up with series creator Matt Leacock and some of the designers, artists and publishers that helped bring the groundbreaking co-op hit to life, hearing how a simple idea became one of the biggest board games of all time.
Also taking a look back is Francis Tresham, the inventor of original empire-building epic Civilization. In a rare interview, he tells us about turning his fascination with history into a brand new genre and the lasting legacy of the game almost four decades on.
The next instalment in our ever-popular How We Made feature meets up with Splendor designer Marc André to peek behind-the-scenes of his chip-collecting gem, discovering how his childhood hatred of chess and love of maths inspired one of the most absorbing card games in years.
There’s plenty more to discover inside March’s issue of Tabletop Gaming, from tips on taking a board game holiday and a look at Legend of Korra sports game Pro-Bending Arena to new columns diving deep into indie games you might’ve missed and the history of the tabletop’s most influential mechanics. Not to mention our regular buffet of hobby tips, designer interviews and more.
Of course, there’s no shortage of reviews, either – this month we give our definitive thoughts on Dinosaur Island, Escape the Dark Castle, Altiplano, Transatlantic, Favelas, Dungeon Draft, Kitchen Rush, Elite: Dangerous RPG, Empires, Nusfjord, Time Barons, Coaster Park and many, many more.
Tabletop Gaming March arrives in shops on February 28th, and can now be found in Tesco, Sainsbury’s, WHSmith and hobby stores across the UK, as well as on phones, tablets and PC with our digital edition. Why not subscribe and never miss an issue of the world’s best gaming mag again?